IDENTIFICATION OF INITIAL COVID-19 IMPORT AND DISSEMINATION ROUTES IN BRAZIL

Abstract

This article aimed to identify, in the context of the aviation structure, the initial routes of entry of COVID-19 into Brazil in each Brazilian state. From the survey of epidemiological data about the first cases of COVID-19 recorded in each Brazilian state, airport and air transport information, the initial routes for insertion and dissemination of COVID-19 were identified and spatialized. The results showed that the main initial routes of transmission and dissemination of this disease in Brazil are of international origin, mainly from the European continent and national origin, especially from the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The way in which COVID-19 was introduced in Brazil and its initial dissemination was directly related to the direction of the flows of convergent people and goods to the main management centers in the country, mainly through air transport.

Author Biographies

Vítor Hugo Campelo Pereira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil

Researcher at the Geography Postgraduate Program at the Seridó Higher Education Center (CERES) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

Marco Túlio Mendonça Diniz, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil

Professor of the Geography Postgraduate Program at the Seridó Higher Education Center (CERES) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). CNPq research productivity.

Glairton Cardoso Rocha, Federal Institute of Piauí (IFPI), Brazil

Professor and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Geography at the Federal Institute of Piauí (IFPI), Professional Master in Planning and Spatial Analysis - MAPERPOF.

Marcos Antonio Cavalcante de Oliveira Júnior, Federal Institute of Piauí (IFPI), Brazil

Master's student in the Postgraduate Program in Geography at the Federal Institute of Piauí (IFPI), Professional Master in Planning and Spatial Analysis - MAPERPOF.

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Published
02/07/2020
How to Cite
PEREIRA, Vítor Hugo Campelo et al. IDENTIFICATION OF INITIAL COVID-19 IMPORT AND DISSEMINATION ROUTES IN BRAZIL. Geosaberes, Fortaleza, v. 11, p. 423 - 436, july 2020. ISSN 2178-0463. Available at: <http://geosaberes.ufc.br/geosaberes/article/view/1043>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26895/geosaberes.v11i0.1043.
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